Posts Tagged COVID-19 vaccine

PH gov’t tapping 3 sources for COVID-19 vaccine fund – DOF

Robie de Guzman   •   November 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The government has identified three sources for its planned P73.2 billion novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine fund that will enable the inoculation of the targeted 60 million...

Duterte wants cops, soldiers to be first to get COVID-19 shot

Robie de Guzman   •   November 24, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to include policemen and soldiers in the list of sectors to be given priority in the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) mass vaccination, citing their importance especially...

Metro Manila, Davao, Cebu top priority in COVID-19 vaccine deployment – Galvez

Robie de Guzman   •   November 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Areas with high cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) such as Metro Manila, Davao, and Cebu will be prioritized in the distribution of the vaccine once it...

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine ‘highly effective’ based on trial

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 24, 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Oxford University and manufactured by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, is reported to be highly effective based on the late-stage trials. Over 20,000 volunteers participated in the...

Palace views Filipinos’ willingness to get COVID-19 vaccine as trust in gov’t plan

Robie de Guzman   •   November 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Friday welcomed the result of the latest survey which showed a majority of Filipinos are willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. A Social Weather Station...

66% of Filipinos willing to get COVID-19 vaccine — SWS

Marje Pelayo   •   November 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed that around 66% of adult Filipinos are willing to get the vaccine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) if it is...

Pfizer announces COVID-19 vaccine is 95% effective in final data, to seek authorization

Marje Pelayo   •   November 19, 2020

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced Wednesday (November 18) that its trial vaccine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now 95 percent effective after completion of a phase 3 study.  The company said...

PH may get supply of US COVID-19 vaccines by Q1 of 2021 – envoy

Robie de Guzman   •   November 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A Philippine envoy on Tuesday expressed confidence that the country will get a good deal in the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by US drug makers like...

COVID-19 vaccine candidate found ‘more than 90% effective’ in first interim efficacy analysis

Marje Pelayo   •   November 10, 2020

NEW YORK, USA — Pharmaceutical firm Pfizer announced on Monday (November 9) that a vaccine candidate it has jointly developed with BioNTech was found to be 90% effective in preventing...

COVID-19 vaccination could begin in May 2021 – Galvez

Robie de Guzman   •   November 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Government’s vaccine czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on Thursday said the inoculation of the COVID-19 vaccine could start by May 2021 if everything will go as planned....

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